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Is Julius Randle playing for the Knicks on Tuesday in Game 2 vs. the Heat?

The Knicks PF has an ankle injury. We break down and update you on his status for Game 2 vs. Miami.

New York Knicks v Cleveland Cavaliers - Game Five
Julius Randle of the New York Knicks stands on the court during a timeout in the fourth quarter of Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on April 26, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. Randle left the game at the end of the second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return. New York defeated Cleveland 106-95 to win the series 4-1.
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The New York Knicks will attempt to level their second-round series with the Miami Heat when the two teams meet in Game 2 Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks are hoping Julius Randle will be able to suit up for this contest after missing Game 1 due to an ankle injury. Here’s the latest on his status for Tuesday’s contest.

Julius Randle injury updates

7 p.m. update: Randle is in for the Knicks after missing Game 1, which is a huge boost for the team. The power forward will look to take advantage on the inside against Miami’s frontcourt, which will be thin when Bam Adebayo goes to the bench. We’ll see if Randle is on some type of minutes limit, but he’ll be out there for New York Tuesday.

Randle is officially listed as questionable for Game 2, which is the same designation he had for Game 1. The Knicks were competitive in that contest but did get pushed around a bit on the glass late. Randle’s presence, even if he’s still recovering from the ankle issue, will help on that front.

If Randle can’t suit up, the Knicks likely maintain their rotation and run with Obi Toppin and Mitchell Robinson in the frontcourt. R.J. Barrett will also see more minutes at the four spots.